January 28, 2011

$2.8 million expansion complete at St. Brigid School—dedication this weekend marks start of Catholic Schools Week

WHAT: Bishop Cistone to dedicate newly expanded St. Brigid of Kildare School and Parish Center. Members of the media are invited to tour the expanded school.

WHEN: Sunday morning, January 30, 2011
Bishop Cistone will celebrate Mass at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 207 Ashman St., in Midland, at 11:30 a.m. Following the Mass, members of the St. Brigid church and school community will gather at the site of the newly expanded school and Cardinal Hickey Parish Hall, 130 West Larkin St., at approximately 12:30 p.m., for the dedication.

MIDLAND — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will help mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, with the dedication of a $2.8 million school and parish center expansion.

The 12,700-square-foot addition to the St. Brigid campus includes a gymnasium and locker rooms, kitchen, classrooms and offices.

“What a wonderful way to begin Catholic Schools Week,” Bishop Cistone said. “The expansion project at St. Brigid School is an exciting achievement for the local community and the church. Our schools have a tradition of excellence in educating disciples of Christ, and the school expansion is an affirmation that parents continue to desire a Catholic school education for their children.”

Enrollment at St. Brigid School has grown from 67 students in 2004 to 164 this year. That number has increased, in large part, because of the school’s addition of sixth grade in 2006, seventh grade in 2007 and eighth grade 2008.

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